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Guys!!! Alden NY just received Color 8 shell tanker boots. They have commando sole with antique edge trim and have speed hook, reverse welt & Barrie Last!! 

 

I personally prefer the leffot tanker with flat welt, but damn it, I just can't wait! Already have mine secured, act fast if you want them.

 

@inn8chiro Can't believe I shouted in your IG yesterday that I want the shell tankers and they arrived today. What a coincidence! :slayer: 


Edited by stevefok - 1/6/15 at 7:13am
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Gents - thanks for all the kind words regarding the suede tassels. @Shawnc - you made the right decision my friend. The snuff can be worn with almost any pair of slacks for business casual as well as jeans and even shorts if your so inclined. Factor in the price during a BB sale and it is a win win. The foxing on the heel is also a nice detail. Considering the rumblings about the Alden/BB relationship being frayed I hope it continues - they carry some great and classic models that can be had at a great price during some of the corp sales etc. Have a good day guys.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 

Guys!!! Alden NY just received Color 8 shell tanker boots. They have commando sole with antique edge trim and have speed hook, reverse welt & Barrie Last!! 

 

I personally prefer the leffot tanker with flat welt, but damn it, I just can't wait! Already have mine secured, act fast if you want them.

 

 

I'd love to have those but have decided to take a hiatus (starting with the new year) from spending for a bit. We'll see if something really interesting comes along and makes me fall off the wagon but I'm holding strong for now.

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Guys,

Regarding the eyelets Nick charges $5 per eyelet the $15-$20 is to change speedhooks for eyelets on boots.
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Here they are. Tempting!
post #100026 of 122416
I figured Leffot would have the lock on that makeup. I guess not.
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That sounds much more agreeable to me. I'm sure others appreciate the clarification.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Guys!!! Alden NY just received Color 8 shell tanker boots. They have commando sole with antique edge trim and have speed hook, reverse welt & Barrie Last!! 



 



I personally prefer the leffot tanker with flat welt, but damn it, I just can't wait! Already have mine secured, act fast if you want them.



 



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I just saw the IG post after they posted and sent an email. Which they said to do. Did you give them a call? I see you posted well before it was on IG. Just curious. I like the design. However the Leffot flat welt version is hot.
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Guys!!! Alden NY just received Color 8 shell tanker boots. They have commando sole with antique edge trim and have speed hook, reverse welt & Barrie Last!! 

 

 

 

I personally prefer the leffot tanker with flat welt, but damn it, I just can't wait! Already have mine secured, act fast if you want them.

 

 

 

@inn8chiro Can't believe I shouted in your IG yesterday that I want the shell tankers and they arrived today. What a coincidence! <img src=

 



I just saw the IG post after they posted and sent an email. Which they said to do. Did you give them a call? I see you posted well before it was on IG. Just curious. I like the design. However the Leffot flat welt version is hot.

Sorry but I'm missing something.  How is that design different from Leffot's?

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 

Guys!!! Alden NY just received Color 8 shell tanker boots. They have commando sole with antique edge trim and have speed hook, reverse welt & Barrie Last!! 

 

 

 

I personally prefer the leffot tanker with flat welt, but damn it, I just can't wait! Already have mine secured, act fast if you want them.

 

 

 

@inn8chiro Can't believe I shouted in your IG yesterday that I want the shell tankers and they arrived today. What a coincidence! <img src=

 



I just saw the IG post after they posted and sent an email. Which they said to do. Did you give them a call? I see you posted well before it was on IG. Just curious. I like the design. However the Leffot flat welt version is hot.


 They mentioned in their IG a few months back that they will stock the #8 tankers, I gave them a call, but at that time,  they didn't know any details about those tankers yet (as that is their first run of tankers), they even told me they are in tru-balance last but I reserved my size anyway.

 

Today i got their E-mail and said the tankers arrived, they are nearly identical as the leffot tankers (except the welting). As I have been waiting for the Leffot tankers for quite a while and I just couldn't believe they stock this amazing tankers. It's some new year miracle:bounce2:!

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Sorry but I'm missing something.  How is that design different from Leffot's?

 



split vs flat welt.
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 They mentioned in their IG a few months back that they will stock the #8 tankers, I gave them a call, but at that time,  they didn't know any details about those tankers yet (as that is their first run of tankers), they even told me they are in tru-balance last but I reserved my size anyway.

 

Today i got their E-mail and said the tankers arrived, they are nearly identical as the leffot tankers (except the welting). As I have been waiting for the Leffot tankers for quite a while and I just couldn't believe they stock this amazing tankers. It's new year miracle!

 



Interesting as the IG post today says they are Barrie. That'd be awesome if they stocked them though.
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Not a huge fan of the tanker, but I prefer the Leffot flat welt. It's not on my list to buy, but I may be temped if Leffot does another run. 

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You could simply purchase a pair of Ravello longwings and have a trusted cobbler switch out the plain eyelets for brass ones. It's really easy, and shouldn't cost much at all.

Before Leffot, Leathersoul, J. Crew, etc, if you wanted this kind of unique detail, you would wear the heck out of the shoes until they needed a resole, and then you would just have the cobbler change things at the time of a resole- natural edge on #8 or whatever, Dainite or other sole changes, fudge welt, etc. Not to mention Alden's had (now scuttled) a made to order program where you could request certain models, last, and changes, like eyelets. Perhaps I'm nostalgic, but it's a bit more fun knowing you have something made for you that's not straight off the shelf.

Give the eyelets change a try. You can also try to source items, like metal or colored eyelets, online.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will consider it as an option if I get too tired of waiting.  I'm in Canada and there aren't any cobblers in Toronto that I would trust with my good year welted shoes.  So, sending to B. Nelson adds currency exchange rates plus  $50 shipping and it very quickly becomes an expensive proposition!  Maybe I'll start a new trend and only do half brass eyelets...

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 They mentioned in their IG a few months back that they will stock the #8 tankers, I gave them a call, but at that time,  they didn't know any details about those tankers yet (as that is their first run of tankers), they even told me they are in tru-balance last but I reserved my size anyway.

 

Today i got their E-mail and said the tankers arrived, they are nearly identical as the leffot tankers (except the welting). As I have been waiting for the Leffot tankers for quite a while and I just couldn't believe they stock this amazing tankers. It's new year miracle!

 



Interesting as the IG post today says they are Barrie. That'd be awesome if they stocked them though.


To be honest, I didn't expect they are antique trim, as all of their #8 make ups are in dark trim. That really surprised me...

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